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5 October 2018

Town take on Ebbsfleet United on Saturday, another club Simon Weaver's side will be visiting for the first time.

The Fleet finished 6th in last season's National League under 35-year-old Manager Daryl McMahon, their first season at Non-League's top level since 2012/13.

After beating Aldershot, McMahon's side were eliminated from the Play-Offs by eventually promoted Tranmere Rovers, though lie 15th in this season's early standings.

Saturday's hosts recorded an impressive 3-1 win at Dagenham and Redbridge last weekend with new loan signing Reise Allessani on form ahead of his home debut, though the result was the first victory in seven matches.

The Reds have not kept a clean sheet in any of those seven, but in former Gillingham man Danny Kedwell have a quality striker looking to improve on last season's total of 18 league goals.

Of their five victories this season, four have come away from The Kuflink Stadium, where Ebbsfleet have lost six of their last eight fixtures.

A win could send McMahon's side into the top ten, though no team has collected more points away from home this season than Town.

Town remain one point off the top in third place having not lost away from home yet this season and having suffered just one defeat in the last 17 outings.

Weaver revealed on Thursday that striker Jordan Thewlis could be involved for the first time since pre-season, though Ryan Fallowfield and Dom Knowles are a doubt.

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